In a post published on his blog, the Chinese brand Xiaomi presents its latest updates implemented to its last flagship, the Mi 8. Program: an improved night mode and a slow motion video function optimized in 960 fps.
Officially presented in May 2018 in China, and then introduced in France through pre-orders launched in early August, the Xiaomi Mi 8, worthy successor of the Xiaomi Mi 6, is part of the flagships of the Chinese company Xiaomi. The direct competitor of OnePlus 6 has enjoyed a certain popularity since its launch, materialized by honorable sales figures of around six million copies, according to the group figures.
A front sensor in difficulty
Equipped with the Snapdragon 845 processor, but also a dual 12 +12 megapixel rear photo sensor and a 20 megapixel front camera, the Xiaomi Mi 8 seduced the editorial team with its balanced shots. Its front sensor, however, remained the black spot of our test, especially when the intensity of the ambient light was low.
A defect that the firm of the Middle Kingdom wishes to visibly correct. At least that is what suggests the new software update presented in a post published on his blog: Xiaomi claims to have improved the night mode in order to capture better shots despite the darkness of a room . What to erase in part the small weakness observed on its front sensor.
The Mi Mix 3, a source of inspiration
Always in the idea of optimizing its cameras, or at least the software managing the image processing, the Chinese company has also added a slow motion mode in 960 fps available for video mode. A feature found in particular on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, presented on October 25, 2018, that owners of a Mi 8 will have the privilege to use.
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